Multiversal Omnipedia talk:FAQ
MOA also forbids universes from works designed specifically to promote hate-mongering or ethnic/religious/societal intolerance of any kind.
So characters from the Bible and the Koran are prohibited? I can produce buckets of examples of intolerance from both.
20:45, 6 June 2006 (CDT)~Enda80
- And I could produce buckets of tolerance from both in response. The restriction only applies to works specifically designed to promote racism, sexism, religious hatred, etc. The Bible and the Koran contain both good things and bad things on the subject, so they can be included. (Besides, many entries from the Bible and the Koran would be important for understanding fictional entities or places with the same names.) However, Birth of a Nation (for example) would not be OK, because it promotes a racist view of history with villainous African-Americans and heroic Klansmen. That clearer? Jeb 22:01, 6 June 2006 (CDT)
- Incidentally, religioustolerance.org assembles all the verses that they could find regarding tolerance in the Bible here. It wasn't buckets.
- 11:17, 7 June 2006 (CDT)~Enda80
- And yet it is there, "buckets" or no. Enda, are you trying to say I should make a point to exclude the Bible and the Koran, and by extension every religious work that ever said "you should follow our religion and not others"? And in the process, lose cultural context for a ton of other entries? Or, are you saying I should allow people to post entries featuring bigoted works that do nothing but demean certain groups? Jeb 21:28, 7 June 2006 (CDT)
- Maybe a little caveat in the FAQ page "Biblical and Koranic entries are only for cultural context. This site does not support Biblical or Koranic polemics against heterodox opinion". This seems pretty modest; it remains a fact that the Biblical Paul condemed those who did not agree with him ("Get circumcised. I hope the knife slips").
- 19:47, 8 June 2006 (CDT)Enda80
- I'm not going to say the Bible and the Koran are works of hate and bigotry, by implication or otherwise. It's just not happening. If you want a site that goes out of its way to condemn religions and their texts, I suggest you look elsewhere. Jeb 01:14, 10 June 2006 (CDT)